My friend Barb and her son came down for a visit this weekend. We had a great time talking and just hanging around. Even though it was the coldest few days ever, we rode on the 4 wheeler.
Barb also brought down some chickens she was going to take to the auction. She had 5 hens who had been eating their own eggs, so she was going to sell them. I just happen to have way too many roosters and needed some hens. So, I decided to try and keep them. My chickens free-range. My hope is, that since they'll have so much else to do, besides being cooped up, that they won't eat their eggs down here. I may be wrong, but at least I'll have tried.
There are 4 black sex-links and one Easter Egger. One of my roosters is in the picture too. He has taken a liking to them. The hens are about a year older and their eggs are way bigger than the eggs we usually get. The one in the middle is from one of the new girls.
We also found a new auction to go to. This one sells all kinds of things right before the livestock. I went in search of more hens. Auctions make me nervous, though. I don't know what to bid, and can't decide if I should bid on this or that. Anyway, we brought home 2 new hens. Here's a picture of one of them. The other one has been a little scared, and was hiding under the coop.